Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A Birthday Party of the Mind

Lawrence Ferlinghetti,
born in Yonkers, NY,
poet, pacifist, teacher, business man
marks his 90th Birthday today.
In 1953 he co-founded
City Lights Bookstore
in San Fransisco.
It was the 1st soft cover
bookstore in the US.
While most of his
notorious compatriots
have come and gone,
he has weathered the
changing times and tides.
He continues to paint, exhibit
and sell his artwork today.
"It seemed to me
all you have to do
is conceive
of the whole world
and all humanity
as a kind of artwork."
From 'Instructions to Painters and Poets'

Hope we all live happily ever after! xo

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